Dear fellow CIB recipients, it is my pleasure to write this welcome piece to all current and potential Combat Infantrymen’s Association members. This association is an organization of honor and is reserved exclusively for proven CIB recipients. The meaning of being a CIB recipient is to be held in honor by your community, state, and nation.
One thing that I have discovered is that many citizens simply do not know what you did to receive this high decoration. No, you did not take an exam for the CIB… no you did not get it via a political deed… no you did not receive it while serving in CONUS. You EARNED this citation because you stood up and defended your family and nation in time of war.
If you have earned the CIB, then you should to be an active member in the CIAssoc. Why? Because the moment we CIB recipients are not visible, the citizens of our great nation begin to forget the sacrifices we made to be eligible for the CIB. This is why I am asking you to join, and if you are a member now, get active and help us. Remember, we infantrymen are never done serving our nation!!!
Finally, many candidates/potential members ask what the CIAssoc can do for them if they join. Don’t you think we CIB recipients should really be asking what we can do for the CIAssoc? If you are proud of your CIB and agree, join now. If you are members now, get motivated and get into action to significantly improve the recognition that CIB recipients have earned.
America counted on you once, now the CIAssoc is counting on you today. If you qualify, stand side-by-side with me, as we march together nationally as fellow CIB recipients.
Frederick A. Taylor, Jr.
National Commander 2017
Posted: Jun 16, 2018
Find attached photo of me presenting the book to the staff at the Joint Base Meyer Henderson Hall Library (Ft. Myer, Virginia “Home of the Generals”). Thanks so much for the book – the library staff loved it as will the families. Erik Life Member, CIA Read more
Posted: Jun 15, 2018
Richard Gardner presenting the book to his local library today (June 14, 2018). The book was received by Jill Scott, Youth Services Asst. Department Manager and Programming Coordinator. Read more
Posted: Jun 14, 2018
BB editor Larry Eckard is shown presenting two of the Hero at Home books to the Catawba County, (NC) library system (St Stephens branch). Branch manager Kathy Freeman was extremely pleased to receive the books and promised they would be circulated throughout the county library system to obtain maximum exposure. The picture and special projects ... Read more
Posted: May 30, 2018
Membership Admin Dina (on right) donates a copy of the children’s book Hero At Home to reading volunteer Susie from North Newton Elementary School, in Newton NC. This books helps children understand what life is like for some of the families who have had a parent injured while on active duty. It is our goal ... Read more
Posted: May 28, 2018
CIAssoc Members, People often ask me the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans’ Day. Memorial Day is meant to be a somber day of recollection of those who fell in line of duty and for all veterans who are no longer with us. We remember them and respect their duty. Veterans’ Day is a day ... Read more
Posted: May 17, 2018
2018 brochure application We have created a new two sided brochure/membership application. This can be printed as a two sided document, folded into a brochure, and used as a recruiting tool by all members! You can place these brochures in local veteran’s clubs, community centers, libraries, etc. Any place you frequent where you run into ... Read more
Posted: May 8, 2018
Congratulations to the following winners! Richard O’Brien – $100.00 James Hickey – $250.00 Albert Bonney Sr – $500.00 Daniel Knapp – $1000.00 Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in this Fundraiser. It was a great success! Read more
Posted: May 5, 2018
CIAssoc Senior Trustee Earl Kennedy, Cadet Skrzypek, Cadet Urban, CIAssoc Div 1 FL State Commander Jerry Frease and CIAssoc Div 1 Commanding Officer Jack Wagner. Members of Company A 1 1 from Div 1 FL and the CIAssoc National Headquarters were proud to present achievement awards and a $500 scholarship to local JROTC Cadets Skrzypek ... Read more
Posted: Mar 17, 2018
A big shout out and Thank You to our friends at the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau. A granite commemorative paver was placed and dedicated on the Heritage Walk at the National Infantry Museum on Veteran’s Day 2017. How about this – the first association member to send in a picture of themselves and the ... Read more
Posted: Aug 30, 2017
Dear fellow CIB recipients, it is my pleasure to write this welcome piece to all current and potential Combat Infantrymen’s Association members. This association is an organization of honor and is reserved exclusively for proven CIB recipients. The meaning of being a CIB recipient is to be held in honor by your community, state, and ... Read more
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